FAQs – Answers to your frequently answered questions about The New Year Revival 2021/22
Where is Beneath the Baobabs Located?
Beneath the Baobabs sits a couple of kilometers inland, just outside the coastal town of Kilifi. Kilifi is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, just over 50kms North of Mombasa.
Details on travel here
Where can i buy tickets?
Tickets are available through the Quicket Website
If you have any issues while purchasing a ticket please first contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If the problem is still unresolved then contact us.
What is included in the ticket price?
Tickets include access to our site, including campsite, from 3pm on 30th December 2021 to 10am on 1st January 2022
They also include 1 Covid Rapid Antigen Test that will be administered upon entry to the event
Camping space is free, but you must bring your own equipment with you.
What are the rules of admission?
All guests must bring a valid form of ID, a valid ticket and a mask to enter
All guests must undergo a 15 minute covid rapid test administered by our on site medical team before they are granted entry. Only those with a negative result may enter the event.
Under 18s: Due to the limited tickets available for this event, under 18s will not be permitted.
Security and management have the right to refuse entry or evict guests on the basis of illegal or anti-social behaviour. This includes but is not limited to violence, drug possession, theft, homophobia, transphobia, racism and sexual harassment.
What are the Accommodation options on the festival grounds?
Camping is free for anyone attending the event. Camping grounds will open at 2pm of Dec 30th and close by Midday on the 1st Jan. A large shaded campsite, toilets and showers will be provided on the camping grounds, but campers must bring all their own equipment (tents, sleeping bags, towels, torches etc).
Campsite Rules No personal sound systems will be permitted in either of the campsites. The campsite is for sleeping and relaxing, we ask that you please respect your neighbours. No BBQs or fires are permitted.
For those who do not have camping gear or that are looking for a more luxurious experience, our official Boutique Camping provider Tarpo will be able to organise everything for you. More information coming soon.
What are the Accommodation options elsewhere in Kilifi?
Accommodation options elsewhere in Kilifi
A full range of camping options will be on offer on site (see above), but if you’re looking for something off site, there are plenty of hotels and private houses available for rent in Kilifi.
Be warned, they all get booked months in advance, so we highly encourage that you book your accommodation sooner rather than later!
Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers, located just a few kilometers away from the festival site, is the social hub of Kilifi, where everyone gathers around a drink, dreaming of making the world a better place. Distant Relatives offers a full range of options from basic camping to ensuite Bandas with private courtyards. Visit www.kilifipackpackers.com, email email@example.com or give them a call on +254 702 232323.
Another alternative accommodation options are Kilifi Maghreb and Salty’s Kitesurf Village. Also check out airbnb for further options. festivals there are different kinds of camping available on site – from free camping to glamping. Prices and options will be listed at the time of events.
How to I apply to be a vendor at the event?
We are about to launch applications for vendors for The New Year Revival
Please sign up to our vendors mailing list through this link to find out more info as it is released.
Do I need a Visa to travel in Kenya?
If you are not a Kenyan citizen or a Resident with a work permit, you will be required to obtain a Tourist Visa online prior to departure, visit http://evisa.go.ke/ for more details. Kenyan tourist visas typically last for three months and are renewable once.
Please consult the official information for your country of residence for the latest information.
What is your medical advice if I travel to Kilifi?
Just like most areas of Sub Saharan Africa, the Kenyan coast is an endemic area for malaria. Kilifi is also home the prestigious Kenya Medical Research Institute funded by the Wellcome Trust, a major centre for clinical and epidemiological research on malaria. Thanks in large part to KEMRI, hospital admissions for malaria in the area have decreased these past two decades. Prophylaxis to prevent malaria remains recommended while you are in a malaria zone. If you’re traveling from overseas, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a reliable source of advice if you must decide which Prophylaxis to take: https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/drugs.html.
We also encourage you to monitor the most recent medical advice concerning Yellow Fever – depending on where you plan travel before and after visiting Kilifi a Yellow Fever vaccine may be required. You may also want to read about CDC’s Dengue Fever advice. To stay informed about the CDC’s latest clinical advice before traveling to Kenya, please visit: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/kenya
What weather can we expect?
Being only three degrees south of the equator, Kilifi and most other parts of the Kenyan coast are pretty hot all year round. “Hot” can be a relative term though, depending on where in the world you are coming from, but most guests find it hotter than they are used to. The rainy and therefore cooler season is normally April and May, as well as July and August.
Is there Parking?
We have ample parking on site. For larger events and festivals parking is located just as you enter the site, about 400m from the main arena. For smaller private groups there is parking available closer to the arena. There will be security watching the cars during events.
How accessible is Beneath the Baobabs for the Disabled?
We endeavour to make Beneath the Baobabs accessible to all. As such we will always have Disabled Parking available – usually we will let you drive into the event site.
For large public events these spaces must be booked in advance to ensure sufficient space, please contact us.
Please let us know of any specific requirements in advance to ensure we cater to your needs best we can. This can include a pre-event site visit for those with wheelchairs to ensure specific needs are met.